Tonantzintla, San Andres Cholula

4.8
#4 of 40 in Historic Sites in Puebla
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Admire 16th-century architecture at Tonantzintla, which was constructed over four centuries. The religious structure serves as the main temple of the town of Puebla, and was constructed in four phases, which lasted from the 16th to the 19th century. This included setting the basis for the structure, adding the tower, dome, transept, and altar piece, constructing a new facade, and finally adding the final decorative touches. Inside, find a towering nave where natural light fills the room through glass windows. The interior features touches of baroque new Spain style, including indigenous motifs, such as an angel wearing a feathered headdress. Make your San Andres Cholula itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • An example of tequitqui art, refers to the artistic manifestations made by indigenous people of the Mesoamerican area after the Conquest of Mexico. It can be said that it is the mixture of indigenous....  more »
  • This 16th century church was most unique and designed in an “indigenous Baroque” style. The church seemed to have every inch covered in colored fruit, flowers, birds, and angels. To me, it seemed a.....  more »

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